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Thursday, March 31, 2011

No Foolin’ April Fools Linky Party

No Foolin, I found this buffet for $10 at a yard sale. Evidently the buffet had sold earlier in the day, however, when it didn't fit in the buyers home they brought it back. ( I didn't know you could return items to a garage sale, but I'm not complaining) I didn't even need to bargain on the price- The owner did not want to move this heavy, solid wood piece back into their house. Even though the wood was dry and heavily gouged, I could see the potential. I used my paint sprayer with some Behr Satin Heirloom White paint (they just matched the lid of Rustoleum's heirloom white spray paint) Here's the after...
I didn't realize how stunning the hardware was until I painted her up. Before it just blended into the wood, now it's a beautiful feature.
This piece will not be sold anytime soon. I'll be using it at the wedding I'm working on and I think it's a great neutral piece to keep on hand.
And it has amazing storage. Don't forget to join the No Foolin' party. Love, Kelly

I bring home a lot of trash, most of which I sell on for a decent profit.
But every time I try to list this buffet dresser, I can't.
There’s something about it that says “Keep me.”

So, I’ve decided to keep it.
I found this piece of dear trash at the local high school rummage sale and “no foolin”, I paid $15.00 for it.
Something about the design, I just think it’s cool.
Those of you who read this blog know I’m an “as-is” type of girl.
I don’t have the time, talent or patience to fix things, sand things or paint things up, but this piece is talking to me.
Should I do it?
I’m thinking I should paint it a retro blue, like the color of this vintage chair.
Image found here.
Yeah, that would look great.
In the mean time, my $15.00 investment sits on my back patio, urging me to take that leap of faith and just paint it already.
Share your favorite, hard to believe trash find, revamp or rescue.
Join our linky party. Can't wait to see your great trash.


  1. YAY! I just linked up my coffee table,dresser and 69 cent Silpada bracelet stories! Have a great weekend:)

  2. Seriously?! I think I need to go yard selling with you. When you go do you go early early like a lot of people or do you go later in the morning?

  3. Mela, I'm definitely an early bird- 7am or so. However, on this particular day I was doing an estate sale next door to this sale and didn't make it over until 2:00 in the afternoon- so you never know.

  4. Aw man, I missed the link party! I did post a No Foolin' blog with the intention of linking in time. Hope you enjoy!

  5. The server looks like it's right from the furniture store....really awesome!

  6. That buffet is gorgeous! I never find awesome steals like that at garage sales... I must be doing something wrong!

  7. Beautiful makeover. Thanks for inviting me over. I enjoyed reading your posts, which are all very interesting and inspiring. Our house is in mid redesign and we tend to be somewhat eclectic with our furniture which is mostly modern. I could use an old piece painted in a fab color. Can't wait to see more of your great ideas.

  8. You did such a great job with the dresser ! Wow! Are you going to New York then ? Vacation ?

  9. That buffet is fabulous! Wow! I am currently re-doing a table shabby chic style. I hope to score a buffet like this to go with it!